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Finance Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 60+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

ACCT 203

Financial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing

ACCT 204

Managerial Accounting (3) PR: Sophomore standing; ACCT 204

BLAW 205

Legal Environment of Business (3) PR: Sophomore standing

DSCI 232

Business Statistics (3) PR: MATH 104 or 250

DSCI 304

Production and Operations Management (3) PR: Junior standing; DSCI 232, MGMT 301, MATH 103 or 250, MATH 105 or 120

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics (3) PR: None

ECON 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (3) PR: ECON 200

FINC 303

Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250; (DSCI 232 suggested)

FINC 313

Management of Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 315

Intermediate Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 389

Financial Management Information Systems (3) PR: Junior standing; FINC 303

FINC 400

Investment Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, DSCI 232, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 418

Advanced Valuation and Corporate Finance Analysis (3) PR: Senior standing; FINC 303, 313, 315, 400

 

 

MATH 104

Elementary Statistics (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

 

 

MATH 105

Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences (3) PR: MATH 101 or placement

OR

 

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

 

 

MGMT 301

Management and Organizational Behavior (3) PR: Junior standing

MKTG 302

Marketing Concepts (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201

Select nine credit hours from the following*:

ACCT 316

Intermediate Accounting I (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204

ACCT 317

Intermediate Accounting II (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, 316

ECON 305

Money and Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructot permission

ECON 317

Microeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 318

Macroeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 419

Introduction to Econometrics (3) PR: Senior standing, ECON 200, 201, 317, 318; MATH 120, 250; MATH 350 or DSCI 232; or instructor permission

ENTR 335

Financing New Ventures (3) PR: ENTR 320; CO or PR: ENTR 321

FINC 360

Special Topics in Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 382

International Financial Management (3) PR: Junior or senior standing; ECON 200, 201, FINC 303

FINC 385

Individual Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing

FINC 386

Corporate Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, EOCN 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 399

Tutorial (3, Repeatable up to 6) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201,FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 401

Fixed Income Investment Analysis (3) PR: MATH 120, FINC 303, 400 or instructor permission

FINC 402

Derivatives Securities (3) PR: MATH 120, FINC 303, 400 or instructor permission

FINC 410

Seminar in Finance (3) PR: Junior Standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 415

Advanced Business Finance (3) PR: FINC 303, 315

FINC 420

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Junior standing and instructor and department chair permission

FINC 444

Finance Internship (3) PR: Senior standing, declared major or minor in School of Business, instructor permission

FINC 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Senior standing and department permission

MATH 203

Linear Algebra (3) PR: MATH 220 or instructor permission

MATH 220

Calculus II (4) PR: MATH 120 or HONS 115

REAL 310

Principles of Real Estate (3) PR: Junior standing

REAL 376

Real Estate Market Analysis (3) CO or PR: Junior standing; FINC 303

REAL 380

Real Estate Investment Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, ECON 201, FINC 303, REAL 310, MATH 104 or 250, or instructor permission

REAL 410

Real Estate Finance (3) PR: Junior standing; ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, ECON 201, FINC 303, REAL 310, MATH 104 or 250, or instructor permission

Note: *No more than 6 credit hours from non-FINC courses.

NOTES:

  • The School of Business strongly encourages students to complete the following courses by the end of their sophomore year: ACCT 203, 204; DSCI 232; ECON 200, 201; MATH 104 or 250 and MATH 105 or 120. These courses are pre-requisites for many upper level junior and senior business and economics courses.
  • The business and accounting programs offered by the School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • MATH 120 and 250 are STRONGLY recommended for students pursuing a major in finance. For students wishing to take upper-level investment courses (i.e. FINC 401 and FINC 402), MATH 120 is required.
  • The School of Business recommends PHIL 175 (Business and Consumer Ethics) as one of the Humanities requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours from any combination of FINC 399, FINC 420, FINC 444, and FINC 499 will count toward the major.
  • Students are not permitted to double major in Business Administration and Finance.